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Mariano Rivera · Little Brown & Co.
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted...
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The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why it Matters Today

Wayne Curtis · Rodale Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In 1909, Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco, covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences in every city. The New York Times called it the "first bona-fide walk . . . across the American continent," and eagerly chronicled a journey...
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Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

Nate Jackson · Harper
Format: Hardcover

Nate Jackson’s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular sports league in America—and the most damaging to its players—the National Football League.After playing college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a receiver,...
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Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

Andy Hall · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world....
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Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Nicholas Griffin · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente - achieved not by politicians but by Ping-Pong players. The Western press delighted in the absurdity of the moment...
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Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

Bengie Molina · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket.These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina’s father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina’s beautiful memoir about his father,...
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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011,...
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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin · Akashic Books
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

"Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory...
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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Maurice Isserman · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself.In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally...
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Back from the Dead

Bill Walton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.In February 2008, Bill Walton suffered...
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For Boston: From Worst to First, the Improbable Dream Season of the 2013 Red Sox

The Boston Globe · Triumph Books
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

When John Farrell was introduced as the new Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012, he took over a last-place team lacking talent and cohesion. A franchise that once made Boston proud had become an embarrassment. Just one year later, the Red Sox have won the World Series, their third title...
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Sports Illustrated Baseball's Greatest

Editors of Sports Illustrated · Sports Illustrated; ILL edition
Format: Hardcover

Whos the greatest slugger of all time, Babe Ruth or Ted Williams? Where do Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken Jr. rank on the list of the best shortstops? At third base, would you rather have Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson? Is Fenway or Wrigley the better ballpark?This book will end many arguments-and...
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Mastering Running

Cathy Utzschneider · Human Kinetics
Format: Book

Run faster, stronger, and longer—and remain injury free. With Mastering Running, regardless of your age, optimal performance and new personal bests await. Cathy Utzschneider, highly accomplished and renowned masters runner and coach, has created the definitive guide for runners,...
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The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes: From the Velocipede to the Pinarello: The Bicycles that Have Shaped the World

Tom Ambrose · Rodale Books

The invention of the bicycle changed history by democratizing travel for the first time. The common man—and importantly the common woman—could now afford to travel at reasonable speed without the need of a horse. Instead of walking just 10 miles a day on foot, a healthy individual...
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